Friday, January 22, 2016

New Discoveries Tag

Here am I, finally getting around to the New Discoveries Tag, something like five months after I was tagged by the most generous Ally at The Scribbling Sprite and Alexa of Summer Snowflakes. But, to be fair, ‘tis been a while since I’ve had new blogs to talk about. So.

Die Regeln: 


  • Share the picture above in your post and link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Share at least one blog you’ve recently discovered. (Try to say something about each blog.)
  • Share at least one blog you’d describe as a new favorite.
  • Share at least one blog  you’d describe as an old favorite.
  • Tag however many people you like.

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New Discoveries

Shadows of a Half Life—I recently reconnected with an old friend, and she just started blogging. I’m very much looking forward to that which she thinks and writes over the next while.

Six Impossible Things—This isn’t super accurate since I’ve known of Topaz for quite a while, but I’ve only really started paying attention to her blog over the last few months. She is poetic and not to be missed.

Weaving Waves Words—Also not the newest, but I still think of Shanti and Shar as my “new blogging friends” because I don’t have newer blogging friends. Anyway, they are book bloggers with a merry sense of humor, and go visit them.

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Less-New Favorites

(*facepalm* I don’t like this. Because, you know what, if you get me to follow your blog I will follow you for a long time. And if you don’t get me to follow your blog then we’ll probably never see each other again. Blah.)

Curiosity Collections—Bailey is a sweet blogger who talks about her life and writing. I don’t really remember how I found her but I’ve looked forward to her posts ever since!

The Endless Oceans of My Mind—After being paired together as CPs on another website, Victoria sent me her blog. She writes about Australia and writing and books and superheroes and it is an enjoyable sort of thing to read.

Out of Coffee, Out of Mind—I love what Liz writes. From discussions to personal life stories to writing reflections, Liz is profound and good at capturing your brain. I really hope Liz blogs a long time because I’d read her a long time.

Paper Fury—I feel like Cait has used her bookish wiles to worm her way into the heart of nearly every other book blogger out there (not that I’m a book blogger, of course). She’s funny and talks about books and has good GIFs and is just an enjoyable person, even if she demands complete and total loyalty to be her friend—er, subject.

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Old Favorites

The Devil Orders Takeout—I ran into Alyssa in the days of the TCWT Blog Chain, and I have enjoyed her words since. She talks about culture and writing and books with humor and wit and snark, but she also has her priorities in order with diversity and representation and things. *nods*

Opal Swirls—Where did Opal come from? I don’t know. It’s like she’s always been there. She represents herself on her blog, through books and stories and GIFs that remind us who she is and what she lives for. It is lovely.

Summer Snowflakes—Alexa has always been here too. She’s a team player and a community member, and I like how willing she is to say a kind word about a fellow blogger or a book she loved. Her kindness is amazing. And I’m not just being a suckup cuz she tagged me for this.

To the Barricade—Aimee has skills. In GIF usage. In humor. In writing. And in blogging about them, too. She’s good for thought-provoking posts and also laughs. Also, she isn’t afraid to share unpopular opinions, and I admire that.


So, yeah. There are plenty more bloggers who I love, plenty more bloggers I’ve stuck with for a long time, but for now, I feel as though I’ve satisfied the requirements.

Those listed can consider themselves tagged, unless they don’t want to, in which they may claim a virtual cookie instead.

Who are some of your new discoveries? Link me!


25 comments :

  1. That Data GIF. *nods approvingly*

    And oh my goodness, thank you for saying such nice things about my blog! *gives you mountains of coffee beans*

    Cait really does have a way of worming herself into blogger hearts. :P

    I follow most of the blogs here, but there are a few I haven't checked out and I will totally have to do that. *nods* I've been on the look out for new blogs lately, so this makes me happy.

    Also, yes, thank you for tagging me. I definitely want to do this one. :D

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    1. I forgot to mention, but yes, don't worry, I intend to blog for as long as I possibly can. *nods*

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    2. You are welcome. It is so easy to say nice things about you. XD

      Cait has a really good marketing scheme, I think. Which is just comment back a lot. And people are like "Oh great and powerful Cait" and that's how she became Queen.

      I hope you find some really good ones. And yes, blog forever. That would be great.

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  2. Ah, thank you for the mention. I'm glad my gifs amuse someone other than me. *nodnod*

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    1. Welcome. :) Thanks for blogging, Aimee!

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  3. Omg, *blushes* I AM hONOURED. And also pleased my devious worming ways are working. Excuse me while I pause to cackle gleefully.
    But also -- I LOVE SO MANY OF THESE BLOGS TOO. Liz's is amazing and I will follow it mildly stalkerishly. Also Aimee's gif usage is beyond awesome and Alyssa is so SMART and FUNNY. I am in awe. I also adore Shar and Shanti!! They're so friendly and creative. AHHHH. So many lovely bloggers. No wonder blogging is such a fun thing to do with all these epic beans around. :D

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    1. Of course. :)

      I like saving up Liz's sometimes and then eating snacks while I read them. Hers is a good blog for that. And, you know what, they're all awesome. That's why I wrote them down, lol.

      Thanks for stopping by, Cait!

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  4. Thank you for including me in this post! You are too kind. :) I love a lot of these blogs too, and I must say, your gifs in this post are prime. I highly approve. :P

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    1. Absolutely! I'm glad to have you in the blookunity. And yeah, these GIFs warm my heart.

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  5. Ooh, you have some of the most amazing bloggers on your list. I love Cait's blog, and I'm loving Liz and Alyssa's blogs too. I think I am going to have to go and check out the other blogs on this list now. You have such excellent tastes in blogs and bloggers.

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    1. Indeed, they are all lovely bloggers. And I hope you like the other bloggers you find, too, because I find them to be lovely. :)

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  6. Thanks for the shoutout! I love many blogs that you have mentioned, of course, but The Midnight Garden and the Quiet people, and Musings from Nevilles Navel are all awesome. I need to check out some of the ones I haven't heard of. Thanks for doing the tag :)

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    1. I have read The Quiet People, and it is very good! I will have to check out your recommendations, actually. *makes note*

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  7. Your GIFs. Perfect. And I must go check some of those out (because who can resist Data?).

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    1. Please do. Because, like Data, they are irresistible.

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  8. Oh wow, thank you so much for mentioning me! :D

    I haven't read all of these blogs, but I gotta agree with what you said about the ones I have read, To The Barricade in particular. Aimee's gif usage, though. In. Credible.


    Alexa
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    1. I do love Aimee's sense of humor. And yes, the other bloggers are amazing, so check them out. :)

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  9. *claims virtual cookie* AWK, thank you for mentioning me! I agree with almost all your choices -- I'm not familiar with Shadows of a Half Life and I am checking them out now, but I basically stalk everyone on this list. Eh, I basically discover new blogs all the time and I have a terrible memory, but ... Hawwa, etc. is one of my new favourites even though I've known about her for a while!

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    1. You're welcome. You deserve it. :) And yes, she's new, but I like what she says. Also, I haven't heard of Hawwa, etc. so I will have to check her out.

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  10. Thanks for mentioning us! I kind of feel like I've known you for ages, but it hasn't been that long, really, when I think about it. Thank you for being such an awesome blogger, and I should really check out all the other ones listed. I've heard of a lot of them. :)

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    1. Nope. Internet time can be weird though. In some ways, we can know more about each other than we do our classmates because we talk about deeper stuff faster. Enjoy the other blogs!

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  11. Aw thank you! You're one of my 'old favorites' too :) Finding new blogs is the best :) I just have to be careful I don't follow too many and completely lose all hope of keeping up with everyone!

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    1. Aw, thanks. And yeah... Gotta be careful when selecting blogs. Can't get too overwhelmed. XD

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  12. Thanks for mentioning me! I haven't heard of everyone here so I will have to check them out. *snatches virtual cookie*

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    1. You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy them. :)

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